A short overview of the Olympic winter games, Jean-Loup Chappelet
As of 1924, Games that take part during the winter months and that are reserved for sports taking place on snow or ice came to complete the Summer Olympic Games. The Winter Games are on a much smaller scale than the “Games of the Olympiad”. Despite this, their role is increasing regularly and their parallel history constitutes an interesting perspective regarding the Olympic movement as a whole.
Jean-Loup Chappelet is a professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) associated to the University of Lausanne. He was elected IDHEAP Director in 2003. Born in Morocco in 1953, he obtained a PhD from the University of Montpellier, France, and an MSc from Cornell University, New York, where he held teaching and research positions. In the 1980s, he worked for five years as head of the IT Department within the International Olympic Committee administration. He joined IDHEAP in 1993 after six years of management consulting in a ‘big four’ firm. Jean-Loup Chappelet specialises in sport management and sport policy with a particular emphasis on the organisation of Olympic Games and other sport events as regional and national public policies. He has attended most Olympic Summer and Winter Games since 1972. He has written several books and scientific articles on Olympic sport organisations and is on the editorial boards of three sport management journals. He is the MEMOS director since 1999.